2017 Film Competition Winners
Best Sound - Song for the Nomad
by Ben Sturgulewski
Best Visual - The Last Honey Hunter
by Ben Knight
Best Mountaineering Film - Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
by Dave O’Leske
Best Short Film - Imagination
by Dave Mossop
Best Adventure & Exploration Film - Into Twin Galaxies
by Jochen Schmoll
(Honourable Mention - The Frozen Road by Ben Page)
Best Climbing Film - Stumped
by Cedar Wright
Best Culture - Becoming Who I Was
by Chang-Yong Moon & Jin Jeon
Best Adventure Sport - Weightless
by Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
Best Environment Film - The Curve Of Time
by Jordan Manley
Judges Special Prize - The Hanging
by Geoffrey Feinberg
(Honourable Mention – My Big White Thighs And Me by Hannah Maia)
Grand Prize - Blood Road
by Nicholas Schrunk
People’s Choice - The Ario Dream
by Paul Diffley
Kendal Mountain Festival is the UK's premier mountain film festival celebrating adventure, culture and environment.
At the heart of the Festival is the International Film Competition, which awards 12 film prizes through an independent jury. There are also 5 Film Active prizes awarded to young filmmakers.
The year the film competition received over 300 film entries, which were shortlisted to around 90 with inclusion decided on merit and quality.
We attract many film premières (World, European or national) every year - the Festival is acknowledged by filmmakers as the foremost opportunity to showcase their latest films and many plan their production schedule for the year around the event.
For 2017, our Film Jury consisted of former Tulluride Mountain Film Festival Director, David Holbrooke; multi-discipline climber, Michaela Tracy; TV executive producer/director, James Woodroffe; BBC documentary maker, Emma Brennand; and Channel 4 News Correspondent, Keme Nzerem (chair).